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Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room

Photo Essay: When a Kid's Bedroom Isn't a Room | Geography for All! | Scoop.it

AThe pictures are soooo much better than having the kids read or listen to me lecture.

A picture is worth a thousand words...what a wonderful class opener for disparity, effects of urban expansion, child poverty...the list is endless UNFORTUNATELY!

 

A striking look at where children from nine countries sleep at night.


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iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [INFOGRAPHIC]

iPhone 5 Travels 20,096 Miles Before Ending Up in Your Hands [INFOGRAPHIC] | Geography for All! | Scoop.it

A fantasitic infographic  to show kids how things are made and what is required to get something made. Opens the door to discussion on the transportation issue of technology and outsourcing.

Then there is the discussion of jobs, equal pay, ... it is endless!

 

"From its inception to this final shipment, this infographic tracks the journey the iPhone 5 makes around the world to get produced."

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Loss of ponds, wetlands exacerbated Manitoba flooding: report

Loss of ponds, wetlands exacerbated Manitoba flooding: report | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Authors suggest that had the same amount of rain fallen in the 1950s, Assiniboine River would have only reached half its peak level
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Au départ, on l'a pris pour un fou. Maintenant, on le traite de génie. Découvrez Boyan Slat.

Au départ, on l'a pris pour un fou. Maintenant, on le traite de génie. Découvrez Boyan Slat. | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Boyan Slat vient d'annoncer que son projet fou The Ocean Cleanup est viable. Découvrez comment un entonnoir géant peut nettoyer les océans du plastique.
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Thematic Mapping Engine - thematicmapping.org

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The Great Green Wall

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The Great Green Wall initiative uses an integrated approach to restore a diversity of ecosystems to the North African landscape.

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gawlab's curator insight, May 27, 12:49 PM

hopes our politics will take it for a major priority !

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 28, 11:38 PM

Its great to see countries coming together for one purpose and in this case the "Green Wall" to help protect and restore ecosystems in North Africa.

Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 12:32 PM

The Green Wall hopes to restore the environment of the North African area that was destroyed by desertification from overgrazing.

Desertification is one of the many consequences of Human-Environment Interaction that comes mainly from agricultural activity.

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The Ship-Breakers

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In Bangladesh men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.

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Richard Lloyd Thomas's curator insight, May 25, 6:04 PM

Where there is a need there is a way.

Jason Wilhelm's curator insight, May 27, 12:23 PM

This article shows how parts of the world plays host to some of the more dangerous industries in existence because they are desperate for jobs and will take any work that comes their way. The ship-breakers are mostly men that work to recycle retired cargo ships. This job is extraordinary dangerous due to the fact that the ships are built not to be taken apart. We can see the lack of development in some parts of the world through this industry's presence in southwest Asia. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, June 4, 9:28 PM

Despite massive advances in transporting goods rapidly around our ever increasing connected world, little thought is spared for how we mamage the waste stream. MEDC benefitf rom accessing the range of goods but LEDC have to deal with the dismantling of the transport modes. 

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WATCH: Iceberg 6 times the size of Manhattan on the move in Antarctic

WATCH: Iceberg 6 times the size of Manhattan on the move in Antarctic | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
A large iceberg that broke off the Pine Island Glacier in early November is making its way to the Southern Ocean and scientists are keeping a close eye on it.
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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
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5 Arguments That Will Convince You the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Bad Idea

5 Arguments That Will Convince You the Keystone XL Pipeline Is a Bad Idea | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
The window is closing on your chance to tell Obama to oppose the controversial pipeline.
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NASA Sun-Earth Video Wins International Science Challenge

NASA Sun-Earth Video Wins International Science Challenge | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
"Dynamic Earth," a video created by staffers at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and their colleagues, took first prize in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
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Some buildings remain shaky 20 years after deadly L.A. earthquake

Some buildings remain shaky 20 years after deadly L.A. earthquake | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
The earth lurched without warning before dawn, jolting Los Angeles from its sleep. In a flash, freeway overpasses collapsed. Buildings were levelled or ruined. Fires spread.
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Living Planet Report 2013 - Human Impact Infographics

Living Planet Report 2013 -  Human Impact Infographics | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Our current consumption levels pose an unsustainable threat to the planet.
How is this affecting biodiversity and endangered species?
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The Earth’s Next 100 Years, Visualized

The Earth’s Next 100 Years, Visualized | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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This is Québec City in Summer - YouTube

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Learning Activity: Label Mapping

Learning Activity: Label Mapping | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Here's a simple way to bring home world-class lessons in the
global economy. (A fun way to help teach your kids geography: http://t.co/d491HYy0Tx)
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Typhoon, Hurricane, Cyclone: What's the Difference?

Typhoon, Hurricane, Cyclone: What's the Difference? | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons are all the same weather phenomenon.
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Let the exploitation begin: Ecuador issues drilling permits for untouched corner of the Amazon

Let the exploitation begin: Ecuador issues drilling permits for untouched corner of the Amazon | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
"The world has failed us," President Rafael Correa said of his abandoned conservation effort
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EnviroAtlas

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EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services. Key components of EnviroAtlas include the following:

A multi-scaled Interactive Map with broad scale data for the lower 48 states and fine scale data for selected communitiesThe Eco-Health Relationship Browser, which shows the linkages between ecosystems, the services they provide, and human healthEcosystem services information, GIS and analysis tools, and written resources
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steve smith's curator insight, May 23, 3:59 PM

This looks great, will be having a play with this soon !

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 24, 3:38 PM

Enviro Atlas. Mapa Interactivo.

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, May 25, 9:21 PM

Unbelievable, tremendous resource. I wish I had this one growing up. It is a US gov site (EPA), and is for US geography. I'm betting you can search around for similar sites for other locales around the world. Great demo. Demo runs on Adobe Captivate. The demo took a little bit of time to load on a wired connection through a high speed fiber optic connection. Or skip the demo and play around with the maps. Site not all that fast. Still, it's worth waiting for if you want the data.

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This Is What Inequality Looks Like In Mexico

This Is What Inequality Looks Like In Mexico | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Mexico has an inequality problem. The uneven distribution of wealth is perhaps best illustrated by a series of images captured by photographer Oscar Ruíz in Mexico City. Produced by ad firm Publicis, the campaign seeks to to highlight the huge...
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Explore the Galapagos Islands with Google Maps - YouTube

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Graphic: This whale can dive deeper than any other mammal (including humans)

Graphic: This whale can dive deeper than any other mammal (including humans) | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
A Cuvier’s beaked whale dove down nearly 1.9 miles (2,992 meters) and spent two hours and 17 minutes underwater before resurfacing.
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Free Technology for Teachers: GE Teach Version 5 - A Good Resource for Teaching With Google Earth

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Pink goop in Chicken McNuggets? McDonald's Canada answers (Super Bowl XLVIII) - YouTube

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More boreal forest protected in 2013, but challenges remain: scientist

More boreal forest protected in 2013, but challenges remain: scientist | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Canada has made significant strides in protecting the vast boreal forest that stretches across most of its provinces and territories, but the world's largest intact forest ecosystem still faces threats, says an environmental group.
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This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9

This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9 | Geography for All! | Scoop.it
Low production costs have made Bangladesh the world's second-largest producer of ready-made fashions. What's the real price we pay for cheap clothing?
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India and Pakistan Reunited

"It’s rare that a video from a brand will spark any real emotion--but a new spot from Google India is so powerful, and so honest to the product, that it’s a testament not only to the deft touch of the ad team that put it together, but to the strength of Google’s current offering."--Forbes


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Marissa Roy's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:46 PM

I watched this short commercial with my geography class. While watching, you could almost forget that it was only a commercial. The commercial brings up that the internet can be a great tool in finding information. It also shows that the internet breaks down boundaries that had been impossible to get over physically.

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 11, 3:59 AM

These ads reflect the changing culture of India. There is a more progressive culture taking hold which is quite possibly caused by the effects of globalization. Along with India's industrialization, technology is a factor in the culture change. Taboo topics, like remarriage and the partition with Pakistan, are being used by advertisers be provocative without being offensive to most people.

 

The culture of India will undoubtedly be affected by its media representing more progressive ideas as well. Repeated exposure to these ideas will create new generations of Indians more comfortable with remarriage, much like newer generations in the United States are more comfortable with gay marriage.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 9:21 PM

Commercials work even when they don't. When its an annoying commercial, everyone still remembers exactly what the commercial is for. What Google does here is brilliant. This is very powerful and the reunited states could be an idea to get used to.